Broken Spoke Duo Dominates at Reforestation Ramble

Suamico, WI-

 

The Wisconsin Off-Road Series made its 9th stop of the season in Eastern Wisconsin, just outside of Green Bay. WORS alongside the Ashwaubenon ski team and volunteers hosted the Reforestation Ramble as over 550 competitors came together to enjoy a fun weekend of racing and camaraderie. Saturday kicked off the weekend with the pre-ride where racers dialed in all the fast lines and learned just how to corner in the infamous sandy turns and then finished out the day with Broken Spoke’s Short Track race under the lights. Sunday brought sunny skies and dry conditions as racers gave it their all on the fast and flowy course at the Brown County park.

 

In the BelGioioso Men’s field, hometown racer Cole House(Broken Spoke Racing) came into the race with one goal: win! He felt this was possible if he got to the singletrack first, considering he knows  the lines as well as anyone. Off the start, House matched pace with fellow competitors Issac Neff(Neff Cycle Serivce), Pete Karinen(Broken Spoke Racing) and Ben Senkeri(Team Extreme) but moved to the front just before the single. Neff and Karinen followed closely behind but it was no match for House’s skill and speed. House was out of sight before the second section of singletrack even began. Karinen and Neff tried to close the gap, but Neff was having a hard time getting warmed up on the flats of the reforestation camp. Soon he decided to sit up and wait for the chase group to catch, knowing he could handle that pace better. Entering the second lap, the chase group consisted of Neff, Karinen, Senkerik, Casey Griesemer(Neff Cycle Service), and Ryan Rollins(Broken Spoke Racing) but soon split into two. With House and Karinen out front alone, Neff and Senkerik thought they would give one last effort to reel them in so they broke off the pack. Despite their best efforts, no one could catch House as he took his third win of the season. Karinen finished in second, down a minute and a half. A battle continued for third and fourth as Neff and Senkerik were still together going into the last section of singletrack. Neff entered first, but after the Team Extreme rider took a hot line, Neff’s desires of cracking the top three were no more. Senkerik would go on to finish in third with Neff in fourth. Fighting it out for top five, Griesemer and Arlen sprinted to the line with Arlen rounding out podium respectively.

 

In the BelGioioso Women’s race, Broken Spoke Racer, Leia Schneeberger also had the same goal as her teammate: Win. Off the start Linear Sport Racing Team’s Katrina Hurst nabbed the hole shot and led the ladies out as Holly LaVesser(Neff Cycle Service) and Schneeberger sat back. Both Lavesser and Schneeberger moved up to the front as they approached the first section of single, but Schneeberger put in an early dig, in hopes of shaking any followers off her wheel. No one could hold her pace as she entered the single track first, and that was the last anyone saw of her. Behind the leader, LaVesser found herself working with two Cat 1 juniors as they knew the lines and she could hold a steady pace in the open. As the ladies reached lap two, LaVesser found herself off the back but knew if she stayed consistent, she could hold onto second place. Meanwhile, off the front Schneeberger developed a strong sense of flow, trying to work with the Elite Men as she would catch them, to further open her lead. Schneeberger would go on to finish in first with over two and a half minutes on Lavesser who would finish in second. Kristina Navarro(Neff Cycle Service) worked with ASU Devo’s Mckenna Dwyer to finish third while Dwyer dropped off the pace towards the end of the race. Maria Statz continued to chip away catching Dwyer near the end of the race to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

 

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Cole House, Winner of Reforestation Ramble

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Leia Schneeberger, Winner of Reforestation Ramble

To see more results visit, http://www.wors.org/results/results.php?year=2017&race=9&type=o&cat=elite

 

Join us at the last WORS race of the season! For more info, visit http://wors.org/schedule/treadfest/

 

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